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and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the obama administration has agreed to show two congressional panels the stated legal rationale for assassinating u.s. citizens overseas. on thursday, the white house directed the justice department to release a controversial 2010 memo to the house and senate intelligence committees. the memo details the administration's legal justification for targeting the american-born cleric anwar al awlaki, who ultimately died in u.s. drone strike in yemen. the memo's release follows growing calls from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for access to the administration's guidelines for drone strikes and other attacks targeting u.s. citizens overseas. a bipartisan senate letter demanding the memos earlier this week had accused the white house of "practicing secret law." it also follows this week's leaking of a white memo that allows for the killing of americans through an expansive definition of what constitutes an imminent threat. at a news conference in washington, attorney general eric holder was asked what he is releasing the drone memos publicly after disclo
a long time, when the c.i.a. for 25 years, now he's been with the obama administration as a national security advisor for four years. and while he was not the architect of the drone program itself, he has been the architect of the obama administration drone program. and i came away from there with the feeling that i had going in that there is a definite direction of not capturing these high value targets and soliciting information from them through detention and interrogation. >> but because he said that it's ideal or preferrable to capture them so you can get intelligence. >> yet when i asked him how many high value targets they had captured in the last four years on the obama administration, he dodged and weaved there. >> he said he would get back to you with a number. >> the fact is, i know what the number is. it's one. he allude to do it a little later in his testimony. we captured a guy, we put him on a ship for 60 days and sailed around in the ocean, interrogated him. you know, that's not a detention interrogation policy that can be -- >> brennan also, as mike emmanuel pointed
: another pending addition to the obama administration is senator chuck hagel, who was been nominated to be the secretary of defense. if he becomes the secretary of defense, what is his involvement in the sequestration process going to be? guest: he will be in general in making these cuts happen. he is a veteran and a former member of the senate armed services committee. he knows the military. one of the reasons he was brought into this is because he knows how to cut. he knows what works and what does not. at least that is what the administration thinks. he will be an effective person, and leaves the white house hopes, in making these cuts take place. host: we are talking with ray locker, the national security editor at the newspaper, usa today. our next call comes from st. louis on our line for republicans. go ahead, greg. caller: even though the sequestered takes place, instead of spending 40 cents of every dollar, we would only be spending 38 cents out of every dollar. i did not know if it makes a difference. i think we need sequestration. thanks. guest: one of the things that many
with emerson's and which now the obama administration is trying to take a step further. the clinton administration privatized this in the processing, animals are slaughtered and another step where they are cut up and processed so in the reprocessing there has been the privatized system that we have done a lot of work showing how dangerous it is. the obama administration wants to increase this program especially for poultry. it would mean more than 200 birds a minute are being slaughtered in a plant. that is not a misstatement. 200 birds a minute. there is no way there can be any inspection of these carcasses and these are immigrant workers, extremely dangerous work. imagine both hands get sliced. all sorts of horrible injuries and because of all the contamination from salmonella you can never eat another piece of chicken. they get the chicken into chemicals, things like corn and sodium phosphate. that really over originated with the corn -- the clinton administration. a lengthy answer. i don't know how much time we have. >> what is the mandate of the usda? where did go wrong and wha
was leaked today that explains the obama administration justification for taking out american citizens could pose a terror threat. is that constitutional? details up next. >>> greg has a horse he's going to tell us about later. first we have to ask, is it ever okay for the u.s. government to kill its own citizens? what if they were al-qaeda terrorists. there a justice department memo that reveals the obama administration legal justification for targeting american suspects overseas with drone strikes. eric holder defended this controversy today. >> we have, as a basis for action we take, congressional statute that allows us to operate against al-qaeda and associated entities not only in pakistan or afghanistan but that we only take thesed. kinds of actions when there's an imminent threat, when capture is not feasible and we're confident we're doing so in a way consistent with federal and international law. >> drone attacks not new. we've known the obama administration uses them but the legal justification was revealed and be a big topic at brennan's hearing thursday before the senate about th
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, without due process. but now, the obama administration is using that same authorizeation, that same justification to -- the same authorization, rather, to justify the use of drones. the aclu among others, has raised questions about this. chamcy is the spokesperson for the aclu. >> essentially claimed that the executive branch can be judge, jury and executioner in cle declaring american citizens and targeting them for killing far from any battlefield >> bill: so that is the problem. i mean, it seems to me that we are really saying yeah, the president can be -- well put, judge, jury and executioner. due process? there is no more. due process is out the window. there is no need to prove in a court of law, no judge is involved here at all. no jury is involved here at all. that person is guilty. this high-level informed high-level official of the united states decides that that person is guilty and we just send a drone in to whack 'em. i don't know about you. this is scary stuff. this will raises a lot of serious questions. i think we have got to be as
is the latest cabinet member to announce he is leaving the obama administration announcing he plans to resign as soon as his successor is confirmed. he within a nobel prize in physics in 1997. in 2011 he drew criticism from republicans forgiving a federal loan to sol lind dra. the company later, as you probably know, went bankrupt. >> an emotional send off for hillary clinton. staffers gave her a huge ovation and clinton urged thom work hard for john kerry when he assumes the job. also saying she's more convinced in the strength of the blobal read leader shivep. kerry and his wife greeted the media after being sworn in during a private ceremony. he says he's honored to be the 6th secretary of state and anxious to get to work monday morning. >> the new bay bridge is scheduled to open later this year and so far, all work is on schedule. we're live with an update. hi, heather. >> hi. carolyn. we're on what is called skyway section of the bridge. only 213 days left before opening. their different and among things you can look forward to i'm standing is going to be a shoulder. hopefully that help
threat. the obama administration has focused almost entirely on al qaeda. believing people when they came in and said, look, the only people who can actually give you advice on dealing with these radical folks are islamic believers, he so you must get advice from us. form partnerships with us, let us give you advice, let us tell you how to deal with this threat. and they made great inroads in this administration in that approach. but the blindness of the larger jihadist threat, the enterprise that is being pursued by the muslim brotherhood abroad, has resulted in the practice of drone delivered assassinations of al qaeda figures with what many are questioning or arguing is due process without that. and this administration's repeated declaration that al qaeda is being defeated. they know not of what they speak. the idea that al qaeda is being defeated is helping recruit others who are radical jihadists, because they are able to point to a united states administration that is so blind and so uninformed of what really is going on that they think al qaeda's on the decline when radical jihad i
knows what then. the muslim brotherhood gained control in egypt. what does the obama administration do? it gives them advanced fighter jets. we have a former navy seal after the break. he is not very happy about what is going on with your tax dollars. ♪ ♪ david: the market is down triple digits and gas prices across the country keep on rising. the national average jumped another penny overnight to $3.55. gas has spiked almost a quarter in just the past month. oil is up about $0.31. $96.31 a barrel. home depot is hiring 80,000 workers for the spring season. shares were home depot are down a little bit. keeping an eye on the housing front. what we call a bright spot in the economy. freddie mac shows the same rate as last week. still very low. let's check the big board again. we are holding onto triple digit losses on the dow. housing stocks leading us lower today. ♪ i love making money. i try to be smart with my investments. i also try to keep my costs down. what's your plan? ishares. low cost and tax efficient. find out why nine out of ten large professional investors choose ishar
offer any answers. is america a safer place or in more peril under the obama administration? are we safer or in more peril? >> it's an interesting question. if you are into the drone program, you are happy about killing terrorists. but i am concerned about lost opportunities, in terms of being able to get intelligence to gather informs and to be able to make a bigger impact overall. but it hasn't become, you know, expedient enough to try to put people behind bars and take unfunded liabilities. >> what are you going to do? invade tunisia to get these people? >> i didn't say that. >> no, maybe. how about leaning on tunisia? >> how about leaning on tunisia? what he said was right, that's the law of tunisia, we cannot go in there and take this guy out when they are following the laws of the country he lives in. i don't know what you expect. you want -- i don't know if we have enough soldiers to take over tunisia? >> no one's saying to take over tunisia. but you can exert diplomatic pressure to turn him over. there are other ways to do that. >> i am sure they have done that. >> be creati
the other obama administration has been, officials have been. i expect by now he'll admit it was a terrorist attack which would be a welcome change. look, i think he's hoping to be asked about drones because he doesn't want to be asked uncomfortable questions about other issues. and my fear is that the drones, is going to divert attention away from benghazi that need to be explored and divert attention away from issues like quite frankly. john brennan was the height of the bush administration the enhanced interrogation program. so he was literally the principal consumer of intelligence for khalid shaikh mohammed and others. if he claims he was opposed to it why didn't he speak out and quite frankly why aren't we interrogating people. when you vaporize a terrorist with a drone you vaporize their intelligence in their brain. we're killing everybody on drones and happening on his watch and ought to be answering questions about that. >> alisyn: and simon, you know how washington works, and things are not always as they seem at first blush. is it as we hear marc sort of saying, leaked to the new
with energy. much of this comes from the obama administration with its green energy policies. don't you think it will just find another way to help these companies out? >> there are lots of ways that a determined federal government and the president to is intent on providing very expensive energy that people can't afford and don't want to my good start would be getting rid of these tax credits. we have all of the things, loan guarantees that became solyndra, all of the other ways that the federal government can put it thumb in favor a particular friend of theirs or an energy source that they happen to value. but this would be a good first part. it's good tax policy. gerri: i'm all in favor of renewable energy. i'm in favor of wind, whenever you want to build, mr. private businessmen. i just want to pay for it. is that how you feel? >> i completely agree. i am very hopeful that one of these great energy sources will find an affordable solution for america. but it is just like anything else. the greek independence and the money from taxpayers, eventually they have to get off and get the depende
, the obama administration has been getting called out for picking winners and losers in the energy sector, mostly losers. a nebill would eliminate all of the energy, all of the energy tax credits. would that make it even playing field for people in that this is? running me now, republican congressman of kansas superposed the bill. congressman, welcome to the show. are you trying to accomplish with this? >> several things, first of all. thank you for having me on the show and talk about this. this is about affordable energy for the folks in kansas and california. affordable energy that they can depend on and rely on. our tax cut has become one that favors folks with a political ties and not those customers. in so many energy companies to get back to doing what they're supposed to do, creating value through finding customers, not political patrons. my legislation does just that, getting rid of every single energy tax credit in the entire code. i am all for it. we should close these loopholes for wind and the algae and tax credits totalling guesstimed of the mall and level the playing field.
could be achieved in the new obama administration, the second term you about it is ultimately the supreme leader who calls the shots. certainly the fact that iran told the u.n. nuclear watchdog last week it was going to be deploying a significant number of second generation centrifuges that can spin uranium three times as fast as ones currently used is not a sign of stepping back, jenna. it is certainly a sign of moving quickly along. there are some experts who think that actually more rigorous, intensive, sustained negotiations at this point will be more useful than sanctions. then there are different opinions at this point about this point of no return. some say it his iran has enough fissile materiel it could make a nuclear warhead. and that would be this summer by many estimates. others are saying that red line point is when iran can do that but do it in a way that is undetected by world powers so they won't really have an opportunity to respond in time. and some experts are frankly saying iran is already at this point is a nuclear power because it frankly does have the kn
will parade in front of the white house again. which you haven't seen much of during the obama administration. the washington press will have more on the road to tyranny. this is about political theater. when the republicans do it, we're on the fast road to tyranny and -- when the obama administration does it, the left keeps quiet. >> that's a lot. next on the rundown, is your grocery bill hundreds of dollars? you could pay a lot more coming up. that's thanks to obamacare. >>> kate upton graced sports illustrated swimsuit cover last year. who it turning heads this year? we have that information. we'll share it with you next. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it caref
>>> let me finish tonight with this. the obama administration has found a way to offer birth control to women who want it without infringing on religious belief. it's a victory for the president and roman catholics. how do we ensure that religious organizations are not forced to pay for it? allow employees of religious institutions access to stand alone coverage for birth control from a third party. covering the costs with small offsets have to take parts or they will put their policies on sale. the key here is it gets around a pair of goals that were in don flikt. regular use of birth control is one that works. the other goal is to protect religions from doing something they believe is morally wrong. my own belief is that the solution the obama administration reached here is win/win. i say this to someone who believes in the clinton case, that abortion should be safe, legal and rare. getting birth control to women for free will keep it rare. to keep the catholic church out of that transaction keeps it closer to the goal. this is what good, smart, progressive, morally upright
administration more generally -- obama administration more generally. for the past four years the executive branch has gone to extraordinary lengths to obscure the danger posed by those who practice holy war or jihad against our country. the administration has also sought to silence and in some cases punish those who have spoken the trute about this menace. -- the truth about this menace. mr. speaker, i welcome the secretary's warning, belater though it may be. however, it would have served this country and the cause of freedom far more if she would have so openly and to have led encountering it at any point during her tenure other than its conclusion. one of the most important architects of that see no jihad policy over the past four years has been john brennan, president obama's homeland security advisor and his pick to become the next director of the central intelligence agency. in may, 2010, mr. brennan publicly declared that we do not describe our enemy as jihadists or islamists because jihad is a holy struggle, a legitimate tenant of islam, meaning to purify one's self or one's commun
. one of the questions people often ask about the first year of the obama administration. why did you take on health care at the same time we're having all these other issues? the reason was health care is not just a huge moral, social issue also an economic issue. we have to deal with that is something that can be helpful for the economy going forward. if you ask, what is the positive on health care? how is the economy doing? what is the snerkt the economy that is adding jobs? it is the health care sector of the economy. i think it is -- that's partly because it is a dynamic sector coming up with incredible innovations, the amount of exciting discoveries that are looming on the horizon are bigger in health care than other parts of the economy. that's the positive. the hard side is it is a complicated side. the reason why we don't leave health care to the private sector because it is complicated. we don't look at someone on the street and say sorry you don't have insurance so too bad for you. we as society is going to take care of that person. that is what puts the government in this
and palestinian leaders by phone to assure them that the obama administration is committed to finding a peace process or peace agreement while continuing to take into consideration the concerns of both sides. he also spoke with his counter parts in japan, south korea canada and mexico and had lunch with former secretary of state george schulz who was secretary under president reagan. >> also the "boston herald" reporting this morning that mitt romney's eldest son tagg, may be considering a run for kerry's former seat in the senate. with the special election in massachusetts set for june 250th, that gives whoever decides to run about five months to ramp up and the "boston herald" is reporting that party republicans are urging the eldest romney to run because he has statewide name recognition and now that scott brown is out he may have the best shot. we'll see what happens. we're back with more after the break. compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, w
on the panel are received classified information about how the obama administration is justifying drone strikes own american terrorists overseas. brennan helped manage the drone program. he is likely going to be challenged on it today. lawmakers also expected to ask him about waterboarding and for what he knew about some high-profile national security leaks. a lot of big topics. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel is live from capitol hill with more. within those hallways, mike, what are you hearing about? what will really be the focus of this hearing? >> reporter: jenna, i think you hit on a lot of the key topics. senator i don't know mccain is among those very interested in brennan's position on those enhanced interrogation techniques during the bush administration. brennan came out and said he was opposed to waterboarding. mccain wants to know if there is any evidence that brennan was opposed to waterboarding. brennan said he favored some aspects of the enhanced interrogation program. as for the drones we expect he will take some heat from the left. also some heat in terms of kill
's difficult. >> the boy who is autistic is receiving medication we're told. the obama administration announcing long awaited amendment for obama's birth control mandate. -- hobby lobby who objects to the mandate on moral grounds. critics say it doesn't change anything at all and all companies should be exempt from the mandate if they want to. >> what do you think about this? is this the same monkey? some experts are saying no way. calling into question whether iran's announcement of successfully launching a monkey into space is a fake. one of these pictures was taken at a press conference while the other, the monkey was strapped into the rocket. >> is one a stuffed animal? they are both real monkeys, aren't they? >> swan body double. >> look one was gray hair, the other one doesn't. at least they can try to find a monkey that looks the same if they are going to try to pull this ruse. >> ho ho who who who who knows. >> philadelphia. punxsutawney right now. >> thank you, girls. >> thank you. >> this is a big event. look at all those people they have out there this early in the morning.
the president. the mainstream media is giving the obama administration a pass and that needs to stop. martha: we'll hear from the cia, the man who is expected to be the head of the cia, downbrennan, there is so much focus on the drone issue. i want to get your thoughts on that. i know you are supportive of that program overall. do you think that because of the drone issue that john brennan will get a pass on what he knew because we haven't heard from him on that. >> isn't that a good question in the counter terrorism director of the united states has not said one word about the actions he took when he was notified. there is a joint task force by law that is supposed to meet when there is a terrorist attack. they weren't even called into session. i'll ask panetta why that is so. no one has asked john brennan anything about benghazi. he's in the chain of command to do something about it. it's dumbfounding the lack of scrutiny this administration has had regarding benghazi. martha: we know hillary clinton was basically up all night trying to get help in the area from the libyan government. we don't
are the target. what the obama administration wants to do about it. cheryl: super blackout. who is responsible in what it will cost. dennis: this super bowl got the best ratings ever, into one the ad bowl? the best and the very worst. nicole petallides at the new york stock exchange up 149 on the dow. down now. nicole: a selloff day. you get some, you give some back. we are pulling back, down about 130 points right now. we're not looking at dow 14,000 like we were on friday. a monumental day for all of those after five years from 2007 when i have been waiting and finally got it. today a different story, there are concerns once again about europe and as a result the dollar gaining strength, and that weighs on the market. take a look at blackberry, a name in the headlines, selling off dramatically and now we have endless coming out and talking positively putting it in saying obviously they are believing in the company, the price targets $22 up from $12, and the stock is really jumping today. cheryl: a little late to the party. but we will take it, at least the shareholders will. we will see you
it on to a consumer, but the proposal does not make it go away. it leaves the obama administration open to the criticism. if you own a business and don't want to provide coverage to women because of the law saying they are titled to it, they cannot be eligible. >> we're haven't heard from the groups. they are registering disappointment. could this once again go to the nation's highest court. >> this is almost certainly going to go to the nation's highest court. the real story is there three different rule changes. all of them on friday to minimize attention to it. the administration knows this is a battle to end up in the stream court. all the technicalities don't change the fundaments. they are shoring up the legal standing to get enough votes at the supreme court to be able to uphold the entire contra accepting mandate and an official that this is more about a legal maneuver than a desire to assuage real concerns on the part of religious leaders. >> this is what they write. the white house decision ought to be taken by the nation's bishops as a victory because it is. they include the
, by the obama administration, now what it says the memo justifies the targeted killing of an american who is considered a senior operational leader of al qaeda or an associated group, and who poses an imminent threat of violent attack against the united states. want to bring in halle goran any. a controversial issue, under president bush, now president obama. the fact that the government does have the power, and the authority, to kill an american overseas that's considered a threat. and how do they define that? >> that's the question because when you say imminent, it could be imminent in a few hours, in a few weeks, saying you can target a member of al qaeda, senior operational al qaeda leader, or associated forces. how are you defining associated forces? how are you defining the word imminent? how are you defining the word threat? all of these things are things that are open to interpretation and has civil liberties groups, as well, worried about what this means as far as the u.s., executive powers authority to decide, based on kind of unclear, sometimes, terms in terms how they're defin
the obama administration, an international field some change is coming to haiti. . jobs have been created, schools have been built, yet, gender-based violence remains severe. today i'm introducing a resolution calling attention to the plight of haitian women and children and calling for action on their behalf. with the strategy to prevent gender-based violence, the obama administration is on the right track. congress and the administration must ensure robust funding for these initiatives, including the u.s. agency of international development, gender equality and female empowerment policy to meet the continuing need. for me, this issue is personal. i've seen the tent cities firsthand. i have spoken with the women. i have counseled the victims and witnessed the scars of indignation and pain. i feel the anguish in my bones. but i also feel the hope. let's work together to ensure that no woman in haiti, no woman in this hemisphere or in this world has to bear the indignity of sexual violence. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoma
responses. the obama administration is under fire for its controversial drone program. now the white house is defending its right to target americans without due process. we wanted to know do you think that anything is okay in protecting our homeland or is it over the line. kathy from arkansas said i want our homeland protected at any cost. i'm terrified terrorists will attack the country. david from south carolina said we're becoming too dependent on technology to fight terrorism. we need an influx of human intelligence. >> thanks everyone who responded. we appreciate it. have a great day. "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: good morning. i'm gretchen carlson. it's wednesday, february 6, 2013. thanks for sharing your time today. what a difference four years make. democrats now say it is their right to kill americans as they see fit, the same party who said it was wrong for george bush to torture terrorists. is there hypocrisy? >>steve: come get your gun insurance. good idea? what do you think? we're going to report and you decide. >>brian: a good lesson for anyone. why it is nev
the money will go to her. >>> catholic bishops rejecting the obama administration's compromise on the contraceptive mandate. they left out colleges and hospitals, so the bishops are upset. they plan to fight the case in court. >>gretchen: i love this story. dogs are a very important part of the u.s. military and they have protected and saved thousands of american lives since world war ii. our next guest is a true canine hero. luca served two tours in iraq and one in afghanistan where she lost her leg while sweeping out an i.e.d. and saved her platoon while doing so. joining me now is luca and her handler. i guess luca is comfortable? >> yes ma'am. >>gretchen: tell us the story about luca and your relationship with her. >> she joined the core in 2006. i was her first trainer and handler. i had her five tours. she is trained to search for explosives. the last year and a half she was in camp pendelton, california. march 23, last year in afghanistan she was leading a patrol and she located an i.e.d. the secondary device was booby-trapped and detonated. it took off her front left pa
violence. we will tell you where he is headed. >>> plus, the new controversy over the obama administration's contraception compromise. why some companies are not so happy about it still. you will hear from one. >>> former marine is accused of killing the man known as america's deadliest sniper at a resort lodge. a live update. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thanks for being with me. i'm carol costello reporting from washington. this just in. we are keeping our eyes on the stock market as we cross the top of the hour. because the dow is tanking. it has been down around 100 points since the opening bell rang 30 minutes ago. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. why is this happening? >> so close, yet so far. just when the dow was within striking distance of its all-time high we are seeing this pullback. hey, it was fun on friday watching the dow hit 14,000. it went past that for first time in five years. now we are watching the dow pull further away from that milestone. what happened was on friday, you saw the dow rally pretty much on an upbeat jobs report from january. t
in on regular conference calls with the white house. they're among the leaders the obama administration is turning to for advice on everything from the deficit to taxes to the broader economy. >>> then, after we talk to them, they're going to paint a picture for us, we're going to turn to two powerful investors for insight into what the conversation in washington means for the broader markets. cowen and company ceo jeff solomon will join us, and the bond king, bill gross. first, steve will bring us up to speed on the morning's top stories. steve? >> thank you, michelle. disney posting better than expected earnings and revenues after the bell. the company says it expects the next few quarters to be better on a stronger lineup of films and growing attendance at its theme parks. ceo bob iegory was on cnbc's "closing bell." >> you had a lot of ins and outs. basically, the trendser good. we had strong results at our domestic parks. the bookings have been pretty solid. advertising was okay. and generally speaking, our business performed well. and our interactive media group was profitable for
years of president obama's administration there were four times the number of targeted killings than in eight years of president bush's administration. your testimony today that the huge increase in number of lethal strikes has no connection to the change in the obama administration's detention policy? because, obviously, for capturing a terrorist we have the opportunity to interinvestigate that individual and perhaps learn about ongoing plots. if the strike is done that opportunity is lost. are you saying today, it is totally unconnected to the obama administration's shift in its detainee policy? >> i can say that there is not an occasion that we had the opportunity to capture a terrorist and we didn't and we decided to do a strike. there is no correlation in any type of the c.i.a.'s interrogation program. if you look at the last four years what happened in a number of places, such as yemen eastern areas, there was a growth of al qaeda, quite unfortunately. what we tried to do in this administration is to take every measure to protect the lives of american citizens whether it is abr
and we will not second guess you. the obama administration took a big step forward to second guessing and they then took a half step backward. the catholic church is saying, can we please go back to the pre2008 understanding of the relationship between social services and the government? you let us do it our way. we're doing good work. >> cornell, you know the vice president is a catholic. >> they are saying if you have religious issues with this, you can opt out. so i'm really scratching my head about this. again, i think the majority of americans are where the president is on this. we have the largest gender gap in modern times in the last election so it's fairly clear where women are on this issue. i think the catholic church needs to come to the 21st century on this issue and stop fighting this, frankly. >> if you would like to join the catholic churnl and argue from within. it's not for those of us who are not catholic how to organize -- of course the majority of americans disagree. the majority of americans are not catholics. they deserve, as all religious groups do, such import
to the obama administration for the latest proposal for providing women with contraceptive coverage and they are not happy about it. let's break it down in our strategy session. joining us is cornell belcher. and cnn contributor, former bush white house speechwriter david frum. he's a contributing editor at the daily beast. the administration came up with a resolution they thought, catholic institutions, universities or hospitals and contraception benefits for women. but now not so fast. president of the u.s. conference of catholic bishops says this, among other things. it appears that the government would require all employees in our accommodated ministries to have the illicit coverage they may not opt out, nor even opt out for their children under a separate policy. the stakes are so high, we will not cease from our effort to assure that health care for all does not mean freedom for few. so what does that mean? >> well, we have to take a step back to go to the beginning of the story. this is a confrontation that vice president biden tried to warn the situation away from. aside fro
terror which has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans they have no right. they have no right. this is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership. but the by-product of this is anger, anger among the innocent people who are getting killed. so you're just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now the man who signs off on the kill list from a basement office in the white house, john brennan, about to be questioned in front of the world. >> i suggest to you that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists are indeed ethical and just. >> reporter: in pakistan alone, there have been more than 300 drone strikes in the last decade, killing thousands of al qaeda and taliban, but more than 300 civilians, as well. a world away in remote villages, you can hear them. like a distant muted chain saw. a du
of the questions were about drones and the obama administration's policy. nobody tougher on john brennan, asking better questions yesterday than our guest, senate ron wyden from oregon. good morning, senator. good to see you again. >> great to be on your show. as a basketball player i love the full court press. >> indeed. senator, you had written this letter. i saw you earlier this week. you told me you were sending this letter with 11 other senators to the white house saying we want you to release all of the memos related to drone policy. they did respond at least in kind. are you satisfied with what you received so far? >> bill, when the president called, it was clear that the president wanted to change course, and i give him credit for what is clearly an encouraging first step. >> that's right. he called you in response to that letter. didn't he? >> he did. and he also is offering up another very constructive idea. >> that's trying to start in the weeks ahead a dialogue with the public with respect to these issues. applying our checks and balances t
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